Languages

Learn a Language - Online & in London

Over 30 modern and ancient world languages taught by expert tutors!

Here at City Lit, we offer over 30 different language courses catering to all levels, from beginners to advanced — with both online and classroom formats. Our classes range from European languages such as FrenchGermanItalian and Spanish to Asian, African, and even Ancient and Classical languages. So what do you fancy learning? JapaneseKorean, Arabic, Russian, Classical Greek, Old English or British Sign Language — take your pick!

Our part time courses are designed to fit around your schedule, you'll find a suitable language class for you whether you would like to attend in the evening, daytime, or on weekends. We also offer short, intensive and fast-track courses if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and taster language lessons.

Beginner to advanced level courses

We teach mose languages at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations. We select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. German beginners: module 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 5 and 6 (Hodder Arnold).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  2. French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Do you want to continue learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  3. French small group conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 May 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join these small group conversation classes. Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken French in a friendly environment.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  4. Scottish Gaelic post-intermediate: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Morag Traynor
    Come to enjoy this lively Scottish Gaelic course which focused on developing the understanding of the language as well as looking at the cultural aspects. Practice and improve your elementary Gaelic in this lively course, focusing on speaking and listening skills as well as Gaelic culture, poetry and music.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Spanish 2 conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amaia Ibargüen
    Revise, consolidate and improve your listening and speaking skills on this lively course, which will help you communicate more confidently in daily life situations. Ideal if you are doing 'Spanish 2 lower', 'Spanish 2 upper' or have an equivalent level (A2 level).



    This course runs every other Wednesday on the following dates: 1st Feb, 15th Feb, 1st Mar, 15th Mar, 29th Mar.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  6. Old English level 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    This course follows on the level 1 class. Continue to learn the Old English grammar and become familiar with more of its features.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
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  7. French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 upper, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  8. Life in Anglo-Saxon England
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    What was daily life like for people in England a thousand years ago? What clothes did they wear, what food did they eat, what were their houses like? What language did they speak and how was it written? What medical knowledge did they have, and who practised it? What were their religious beliefs, and what were their superstitions? The course will take a look at ordinary life in Anglo-Saxon England using evidence from archaeology, literature, iconography, place-names and other sources.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  9. Japanese small group conversation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Come and join this small group conversation class.Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Japanese in a



    friendly environment.Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least 4 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  10. French 3 lower: practise and consolidate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Consolidate your lower intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  11. French 3 upper: revision and consolidation
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Henriette Harlall
    Refresh your upper intermediate French in this intensive revision programme and improve your grammar, listening and speaking skills for further study such as A-level and Delf B2. Each course covers different topics. Assessment of level recommended.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Russian reading group 1/2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    The course aims to develop students` basic reading skills in Russian.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  13. French beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  14. Old English literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  15. Italian 4/5: Artiste italiane del Rinascimento e del Barocco
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Tra Rinascimento e Barocco: una stagione artistica tutta al femminile straordinariamente fiorente che partendo dal XV si conclude agli inizi del XVIII secolo.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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